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Old 01-16-2012, 04:59 PM
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Amazing how this guys seems back to his usual self, brought him into the office today and he was showered with so much affection; particularly from the guys in my office HA!

I guess youth is working in his favor?!

Thanks for the fix and input!
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:16 PM
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Most dogs CAN reach the water bowl with a cone on, so please do leave it on :-)


Ice packing his scrotal area for 5 minutes twice a day should help with the swelling. Just as you would to an injury on yourself-- make sure there isn't direct contact with the ice and the skin-- wrap it in a thin towel.

Also, I agree to keep up with the pain meds a few days longer!
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Just remember that they can not reach the water dish with a cone. Glad to here he is doing well
Not necessarily true.

Most dogs CAN reach the water dish with a cone, and most adjust just fine to wearing it. Of course you should always be observant of their food and water intake because you will get the odd one out that isn't able to figure it out - however most are just fine.

To the OP, please do leave the cone on. If he starts licking, this is when problems will arise and he will be more uncomfortable.
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I'm def keeping an eye on that cone, he somehow got the thing off tonight?? thanks for the input, point well taken!
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Ah, yes, they can sometimes be little magicians with the cone. Probably wasn't tied on tight enough. As long as you can slip two fingers between the tie and the pup, it's not too tight-- so you may need to tighten the tie.
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Freddy was great after neutering; he bounced in to the clinic and bounced out again! That night he was moaning with pain and seemed in a bad way. I didn't have a cone on him as he would stand still for literally hours if I'd left him, so I just kept him supervised and put the cone on in his crate.

Have you googled comfy collars? These are an alternative that have good reviews, too. When bitches are spayed in my breed a recommendation is a baby grow, which I'll be following before we move to Aus; can't think of anything worse than my bitch coming into season whilst in kennels...better safe than sorry.
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Ah, yes, they can sometimes be little magicians with the cone. Probably wasn't tied on tight enough. As long as you can slip two fingers between the tie and the pup, it's not too tight-- so you may need to tighten the tie.
haha, he is quite the magician, so stealth when he is doing something he should not be doing... hahaha!
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Freddy was great after neutering; he bounced in to the clinic and bounced out again! That night he was moaning with pain and seemed in a bad way. I didn't have a cone on him as he would stand still for literally hours if I'd left him, so I just kept him supervised and put the cone on in his crate.

Have you googled comfy collars? These are an alternative that have good reviews, too. When bitches are spayed in my breed a recommendation is a baby grow, which I'll be following before we move to Aus; can't think of anything worse than my bitch coming into season whilst in kennels...better safe than sorry.
my guy is a licker so I have to keep the cone on 98% of the time. Will usually take it off before sleep time and allow him to burn excess energy by giving him his face chew toys and lots of petting.

again, really pleased how he's doing post op.
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gave him half a tab with cheese the other day and don't really think I'll finish the course as he does not show any indication of pain.

So day 4.....

1 of the 2 major incisions has completely healed and the color around his genitals seems back to normal. He's learned to eat, drink water, and do his business with the cone on, what a guy?!!

BTW, I've had the cone every day since the operation and take it off 1-3 times a day for some heavy petting and easy / lite walking.

This guy obviously has crate fever because he is all over the place and roaring to get back to his normal routine... but we still have a couple more days to go.

For all those who are considering neutering your pup, keep in mind that youth seems to accelerate the healing process...!

Very please with his overall recovery
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Good to hear he's doing very well.
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